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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of flames from a prairie or forest burning.

Usage examples (35)
  • The third way was to just try to clearcut and soak a firebreak around the town.
  • A firebreak, which is regularly maintained, has been established around the reserve.
  • There is simply no way for us "as a society" to create the kind of firebreak you are envisioning.
  • In 2011 we're going to need some kind of firebreak to the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. for more
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